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Explanation and Meaning By Daniel M. Taylor

Explanation and Meaning
by Daniel M. Taylor

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In this 1970 introduction to philosophy Mr Taylor concentrates on two central topics - explanation and meaning. He takes the argument far enough to acquaint the reader with analytical philosophy, and yet because of the scope of these two topics he is able to introduce many of the traditional philosophical problems.
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Explanation and Meaning: An Introduction to Philosophy by Daniel M. Taylor

In this 1970 introduction to philosophy Mr Taylor concentrates on two central topics - explanation and meaning. He takes the argument far enough to acquaint the reader first-hand with the methods and approach of analytical philosophy, and yet because of the scope of these two topics he is able to introduce many of the traditional philosophical problems in epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and logic. By this approach he avoids the dangers both of superficiality and of undue technicality. Philosophers are concerned to analyse and describe certain concepts and modes of argument, not to establish facts or conclusions of any sort that can be tested by formal demonstration or controlled observation; their findings cannot be conveniently categorized or graded into a comprehensive and progressive course of studies. Mr Taylor meets this difficulty with his extended discussions of specific topics and questions which have implications over the whole subject.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Explanation: introduction; 2. Scientific explanation; 3. The confirmation of scientific explanation; 4. What-explanations; 5. Explanations in terms of mental states and events; 6. Reasons; 7. Explanation in history; 8. Aspects of explanation in literature and criticism; 9. Meaning: introduction; 10. Causal theories of meaning; 11. 'Fido' - fido theories of meaning; 12. Understanding and knowing the meaning of words; 13. Meaning and definition; 14. Meaning and what is meant; 15. A theory of meaning; Further reading; Index.

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GOR003593776
Explanation and Meaning: An Introduction to Philosophy by Daniel M. Taylor
Daniel M. Taylor
Used - Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1970-11-01
214
0521079101
9780521079105
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.